December 14, 2006 – TRUST BUILDING BETWEEN POLICE AND IMMIGRANTS : BALANCING FEDERAL AND LOCAL PRIORITIES POST 9/11 IN SOUTH ASIAN -, ARAB – AND MUSLIM – AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Delores Jones Brown moderates a panel discussion with Marwan Ahmad, Dean Esserman, Salma Ahmad and Anita Khashu on varied perspectives from across the United States on the mutual challenges and successes of recent trust-building efforts, and on responses to new and proposed policies that threaten relationships between local law enforcement officials and immigrant communities.
May 6, 2006 – ARMAGEDDON AND INDIAN POINT: A CONVERSATION WITH HELEN CALDICOTT, JONATHAN SCHELL AND WILLIAM HARTUNG
Dr. Helen Caldicott and Jonathan Schell, discuss the dangers of a prospective revival of nuclear power and weapons in the 21st century. The conversation emphasizes the fatal nexus of proliferation, terrorist groups, and newly aggressive nuclear policies of the United States and other nuclear powers.
April 26, 2006 – THE BUSH AGENDA: INVADING THE WORLD, ONE ECONOMY AT A TIME
Antonia Juhasz, author of the forthcoming book, The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time, and former Project Director of the International Forum on Globalization discuss the book as it tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.
April 20, 2006 – MEXICO’S PERILOUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
On July 2, Mexico will hold one of the most critical presidential elections in its history. Stephanie Elizondo Griest moderates a panel discsussion with Julia Preston, Mauricio Font and Jorge Pinto on whether the country will return to the PRI or will it complete its transition to a true, multiparty democracy.
April 17, 2006 – ASK ME NO QUESTIONS: SECURITY AND IMMIGRANT FAMILIES POST 9/11
Marina Budhos will read from her newest novel, Ask Me No Questions, about two illegal teenage Bangladeshi girls, snared in a post-9/11 crackdown. When their father is detained at the Canadian border, one of them must find the strength to save her family. Ask me No Questions is a young adult novel.
Theresa Thanjan will introduce the award-winning documentary she produced and directed, "Whose Children Are These?" .The film provides a gripping view into the world of three Muslim teenagers impacted by the post 9/11 security measure Special Registration.
April 13, 2006 – WILL CHINA DEMOCRATIZE?
Dr. James Nolt moderates a panel discussion with Dr. Andrew Nathan, Dr. Yan Sun, Dr. Cheng Chen and Sijin Cheng on whether China will make commensurate progress in democratization.
April 6, 2006 – FORTRESS AMERICA’S BARRIERS TO GLOBAL TALENT
In the past few years, hastily implemented post-9/11 security measures and a long-neglected immigration system created a bottleneck in visa processing. Applications from foreign students to U.S. universities dropped precipitously, and businesses reported a conservative estimate of over $30 billion in losses because of visa delays. Michele Wucker moderates a panel discussion with Mariam Assefa, Richard Garnick and Michael Panzneron on how these developments affect America’s status as a center of innovation, and what should be done to keep America competitive in face of growing global competition for talent
March 23-25, 2006 – IMMIGRATION AND SECURITY – EUROPEAN CHALLENGES AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
This conference and workshop in Berlin brings together experts including Rabeya Mueller, Mira Kamdar, and Claudia Koonz to discuss religion and immigration.
March 23, 2006 – PRIVATIZING AMERICA’S FOREIGN POLICY
Michael A. Cohen moderates a panel discussion with Douglas Brooks, Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smitha and William Hartung on the activities of private military companies in Iraq.
March 16, 2006 – WHAT’S HAPPENED TO WOMEN’S RIGHTS AROUND THE PLANET?
Claudia Dreifus moderates a panel discussion on whether the Bush administration’s advocacy of women’s rights in the Middle east has advanced female participation in the region and where this sea change in participation will go next with Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, Patricia Ellis, Nadine Hack and Jennifer Whitaker.
March 9, 2006 – EXITING IRAQ – IS THERE ANY STRATEGY?
The Bush administration has made withdrawal of the American forces from Iraq conditional on the building up of an Iraqi army and the establishment of a working government even though these goals appear to be increasingly illusory. Others favor increasing America's commitment of forces, arguing that an American pullout would lead to a full-scale civil war and further chaos, turning Iraq into a haven for terrorists. Yet others contend that the presence of American forces may themselves be a catalyst for the insurgency and a contributing cause of the intensifying civil war, and argue for an American withdrawal. Sherle Schwenninger moderates a panel discussion with James Nolt, Rajan Menon, Monroe Rathborne and Nir Rosen on the merits of these positions and their own informed view of the unfolding civil war in Iraq and what the United States should do.
March 7, 2006 – THE PARTY OF DAVOS: HOW GLOBALIZATION HAS RESHAPED AMERICA
Jeff Faux and Sherle R. Schwenninger discuss the themes of Mr. Faux's new but already widely acclaimed book, The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future—And What It Will Take to Win It Back. The discussion will include how the economic rules of globalization can be reshaped to work for everyone.
February 23, 2006 – OLD EUROPE VS. NEW EUROPE
Ian Cuthbertson moderates a panel discussion with Dr. Nicole Lindstrom and Michael Meyer on how the political, economic, ideological and indeed philosophical map of Europe is going to change as the EU seeks to define a common identity and set of interests for the continent.
February 9, 2006 – BUSH’S SECOND TERM: THE SAME OLD FOREIGN POLICY?
Stephen Schlesinger moderates a panel discussion with Eric Alterman, Sherle Schwenninger, and Kenneth Roth on how the US will conduct its global business over the next three years and whether there are alternatives today to Washington's unilateralism.
February 2, 2006 – WHY TURKEY AND WHY NOW?
Alon Ben-Meir moderates a panel discussion on Turkey’s role as a bridge between the Islamic world and Europe as well as the broad reform process Turkey has gone through in order to qualify for EEC membership with Omer Onhon and Moshe Maoz.
January 24, 2006 – WHEN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY MEET: A CONVERSATION WITH JOCELYN CESARI
Based on her book, When Islam and Democracy Meet – Muslims in Europe and in the United States, which will be released in paperback in January 2006, Jocelyne Cesari examines how Muslims in the West are challenging the notion that a clash of civilizations is inevitable. Comparing the relationships of Muslims with their U.S. and European host societies, she shares insights into the implications of increased Islamic visibility, evaluates the likelihood of violent confrontations, and articulates a path to beneficial cooperation.